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99905 Jeffgrossman (2002 QX50)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2099905
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 6 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .0936197541655842 8.3665e-08  
a 3.44423668521024 7.7438e-08 AU
q 3.121788093452771 2.8823e-07 AU
i 3.453657548752891 9.8995e-06 deg
node 288.525977417419 0.0001395 deg
peri 143.067373079241 0.0001523 deg
M 250.6080881403263 6.6011e-05 deg
tp 2457709.948085394403
0.00044385 JED
period 2334.736694881154
n .1541929763597283 5.2002e-09 deg/d
Q 3.766685276967709 8.4688e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      274  
   data-arc span      7816 days (21.40 yr)  
   first obs. used      1993-03-21  
   last obs. used      2014-08-14  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .5704  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Sep-12 15:45:52  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.13701 AU 
 T_jup = 3.128 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.7 mag n/a MPO264052  

99905 Jeffgrossman           Discovered 2002 Aug. 27 by R. Matson on NEAT images taken at Palomar.
Jeffrey N. Grossman (b. 1955), a chemist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia, conducts research in meteoritics and geochemistry. He is best known for his work on the origin of chondrules and chondrites and for studies of metamorphic processes on minor planets in the early solar system.
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Reference: 20050523/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-07-21

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Alternate Designations
 2002 QX50 = 1993 FY67 
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